Long Islands in Andaman Nicobar

82 Kms. from Port Blair Connected by boat four times a week from Port Blair, this island offers an excellent sandy beach at Lalaji Bay, unpolluted environment and evergreen forests. The sea around the island is frequented by dolphin convoys.Lalaji bay, 6 kms. away from the boat jetty, is accessible by 15 minutes journey in dinghies or trekking through the forest.

Long Island is a small village located in Middle Andamans. It is about 82 kms from Port Blair, the capital town of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

It is accessible by boat four times a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair; this island offers an excellent sandy beach at Lalaji Bay, unpolluted environment and evergreen forests.

There are several sandy beaches here where you can picnic in and relax. The only accommodation here is the Forest Rest House and the APWD Guest House. You need to book before hand at Port Blair if you are planning to stay here.

The sea around the island is frequented by dolphin convoys. Lalaji bay, 6 kms away from the boat jetty, is accessible by 15 minutes journey in dinghies or trekking through the forest. The directorate of Tourism offers island camping during the tourist season between December and April.

290 Kms. by road & 180 kms. by Sea Situated in North Andaman Island, Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco-friendly tourists. It is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life. Saddle Peak, 732 meters, the highest point in the islands is nearby.Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here.

The first hydroelectric project of the islands is coming upon this river. One who comes by road from Port Blair has to take a boat from Mayabunder to Kalighat and from there journey by road to Diglipur (25 kms.), and from there to Kalipur (18 kms.) for viewing, Kalipur and Lamiya bay beaches.

The Water Sports Centre is near by. One can go for trekking to Saddle Peak from Kalipur. Ram Nagar beach (15 kms. away from Kalighat) is famous for Turtle nesting during December – February season. One who comes by boat from Port Blair will reach Aerial bay jetty,which is very near to places like Diglipur and Kalipur.

Ross and Smith, the twin islands joined by a bewitching sand bar, is 30 minutes away from Aerial bay jetty or Kalipur water sports centre. One can feel the innocent beauty of village life everywhere in Diglipur.

One who prefers to be away from the hustle and humdrum of urban life must come here to enjoy unhurried holidays. Saddle peak is popular for trekking/nature trail through the evergreen rain forest. Kalighat is connected by daily two boat services from Mayabunder. Port Blair – Diglipur (Aerial bay jetty) boat services are available twice a week.

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